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Real Food Meatballs x 4

Multi batch of kid friendly meatballs made from real food.
Author Christina Kamp


  • 4 lb ground meat
  • 2 chopped onion
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 c. bread crumbs
  • 2 c. quick oats or make your own from old fashioned
  • 1 c. grated cheese
  • 2 c. tomato sauce
  • 4 tsp. thyme
  • 4 tsp. parsley
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Ketchup to top


  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Grind up oats in your food processor to make quick oats
  3. Dump oats in a bowl
  4. Make bread crumbs in your food processor
  5. Dump crumbs in the bowl
  6. Chop up onion and garlic in your food processor
  7. Dump into bowl with oats and crumbs
  8. Add egg, cheese, tomato sauce, herbs and salt and pepper
  9. Mix well
  10. Add meat and mix lightly until just mixed
  11. Scoop balls in small muffin scoop and roll lightly to shape
  12. Bake 10-12 minutes
  13. Makes 80 balls or 10 servings (for preschool agers)